John Philip Sousa IV

National Chairman, The 2016 Committee
Formerly the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee

“You can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorable—racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it."

Hillary Clinton at New York City Fund Raiser, Friday, September 9, 2016

September 14, 2016

Dear Eric,

This is what we are up against.

Isn’t it rich?

Hillary chooses the teacher’s union over black children by opposing school choice, and then calls Donald Trump and his supporters racist.

Hillary’s in favor of abortion right up through the 9th month, just a second before a baby is born, and she screams that you and I are haters.

She supports Planned Parenthood targeting African American babies and has the gall to call us racist.

She’s all for shutting down coal mines and driving up the price of electricity and fuel, a stand that hurts minorities more than any other group in America, and she calls herself compassionate!

Hillary and Bill were mentored by and revere the late U.S. Senator William Fulbright, a dyed-in-the-wool Arkansas segregationist, and she has the audacity to call you and me racists?

She calls herself a “progressive” in honor of her hero, President Woodrow Wilson, a fan of the Ku Klux Klan, and an engineer of Jim Crow laws, and slanders good, hard working Americans who support Donald Trump?

And, Hillary attacks you and me and millions of white, black, Hispanic, and Asian supporters of Donald Trump with such anger and hatred.

How does she expect to be the president of all Americans when she hates half of the citizens of our nation?

The truth is…

Hillary’s Campaign is Collapsing!

No, I’m not talking about Hillary’s health, although it is troubling.

So troubling that Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Dan Fowler is calling on his party to prepare a backup for Hillary Clinton as she battles visible health problems.

That’s unlikely to happen, but it is my hope and prayer that whatever her health issues are, they are curable and treatable.

Hillary has been so scripted, and so rarely in public, I wonder if it is because of her health?

The disintegration of the Hillary Clinton campaign is like watching the implosion of a building in slow motion.

In addition to her health issues, her wild, almost unhinged attacks on the supporters of Donald Trump like you and me, bring into question her ability to make decisions in a calm, rational, and clear headed manner, especially in a time of crisis.  Let’s not forget that…

Hillary Certainly Failed the Test in Benghazi

And, her lies keep mounting up.

As new e-mails are revealed we find out that Hillary’s personal e-mails (which she said were only about yoga lessons and her daughter’s wedding) were destroyed by using BleachBit, the most extreme scrubbing software available.

That begs the question.  If they really were personal e-mails, why use such extreme measures to delete them?

Or, why use a hammer to smash her 14 iPhones?

Something stinks.

Of course, we now know from some of Hillary’s recipient’s e-mails that quite a large number of them were actually classified documents whose access by foreign governments and ISIS put lives at risk.

Hillary lied over and over and over again.

In spite of what Hillary Clinton thinks, the American people aren’t dumb.

Americans Don’t Want a President Who Has No Character

That’s why the most recent polls have this race for the White House dead even, or show Donald Trump with a slight lead nationally and even in the swing states.

What I really find surprising is that Donald Trump is either slightly ahead or within the margin of error in traditional Democrat states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and even Maine and New Hampshire.

I’m making no predictions, but if everything were to fall the right way, we could be in for a big, very big win on November 8.  But, there’s no doubt…

It’s Going to Come Down to the Black Vote

Frankly, I think it is ultimately going to come down to how successful The 2016 Committee is at winning over black voters.

There is no doubt in my mind that Donald Trump’s outreach to African Americans is working.  Just how well it is working is hard to determine.

But, as you know The 2016 Committee (originally the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee) has more than $1,000,000 on hand that will be spent on ads over black radio stations in North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania prior to Election Day.

I can tell you right now that our plan which calls for spending $1.2 million on ads to black Americans in these states is going to happen.  We’re not up to $1.2 million yet, but I am confident we will be there before the September 27th deadline.

Wisconsin Here We Come!

In fact, that’s why I am pleased to announce that The 2016 Committee is expanding our black voter outreach plan to also include Wisconsin at a cost of $11,200 per week.  In other words, six weeks of ads in Wisconsin (primarily Milwaukee) will cost an additional $67,200.

So, here’s where you come in.

We are within $140,000 of having the $1.2 million we need to blanket North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania with radio ads to black Americans.

And, we now need another $67,200 for six weeks of radio ads over black radio stations in Wisconsin.

So, I dearly hope that I can count on your support again today.

Right now things are breaking our way, and Lord willing, Donald Trump will hold his own in the first presidential debate on September 26, 2016 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

You know, this election may well be our last opportunity to save our nation from total moral and financial collapse.

That’s my conviction.

I just don’t see any hope of saving our nation if Hillary Clinton is elected president and she appoints four or even five U.S. Supreme Court justices in the philosophical mold of Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Will Our Children Be Denied an Opportunity to Live the American Dream?

The reality is that our children and grandchildren will be denied an opportunity to live in the America we knew.

So, it all comes down to you and me.

As you know, we are not trying something experimental.

In 2002, 2008, 2010, and 2014 radio ads to black Americans raised the vote total for conservative and Republican candidates by more than 10%.

In fact, in 2014 the ads run by this Committee proved to be decisive in the North Carolina U.S. Senate race of Republican Thom Tillis.  Tillis would not be a United States Senator today if not for our radio ads to black Americans.

And, this year Donald Trump won’t be elected to the White House without our advertising blitz to black Americans.

So, please help today, and please be generous.

With just over seven weeks to Election Day, it is all on the line.

You Have it Within Your Power to Save America

Your dollars really can make the difference in this election.

Whatever you can send, $1,000, $500, $250, $100, or just $50 will help to make it possible for Donald Trump to win every swing state.

And, if he does that, Hillary Clinton will be defeated and Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.

Please let me hear from you immediately.  Thank you


John Philip Sousa IV
      National Chairman
      The 2016 Committee

P.S. Thank you and may God continue to bless America.